Monday, March 19, 2012

Bug Named Suspect in Cause of Type 2 Diabetes

March 19th, 2012
Thirty years ago a tiny corkscrew-shaped bug that is commonly found in people’s stomachs was positively identified as the culprit in 70 percent to 90 percent of peptic ulcers.

Since then the rap sheet on this bug has grown. Not only are ulcers caused by H. Pylori, it has also been linked to an increased risk of stomach cancer, stomach lymphoma, iron deficiency anemia and unexplained low platelet counts. (Published site)

Friday, March 16, 2012

Tradjenta and Metformin Sing a Duet

March 16th, 2012
written by Michael O’Leary
If you are taking metformin and Tradjenta to control your type 2 diabetes, Eli Lilly and Company has a new combination drug for you.

With a name that sounds more like a drug you’d buy at a cantina in Tijuana, Jentadueto was launched for U.S. sales with a Lilly press release Mar. 7. Developed in conjunction with its German partner Boehringer Ingelheim, Jentadueto combines the DPP-4 inhibitor in Lilly’s Tradjenta with metformin in a twice-daily pill. (Published site)